>> Gustavo Perez Ariaga, 33 years old, again, was arrested earlier today during the execution of a search warrant. He was found at a residence in the Bakersfield Curren County area.>> The suspect in the killing of a police officer in California has been arrested. 33 year old Ronil Singh was shot dead Wednesday, during a traffic stop in the city of Newman.
His brother on Friday thanked the law enforcement for their efforts in tracking down the suspect.>> And a lot of law enforcement people that I don't know, to work days and nights to make this happened.>> Police also arrested two of Arriaga's associates in connection with the crime.
Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson, said the shooting could've been prevented if not for sanctuary city law.>> I simply wanna focus on the fact that this is a criminal illegal alien with prior criminal activity. That should have been reported to ICE. We were prohibited. Law enforcement was prohibited because of sanctuary laws, and that led to the encounter.
>> President Donald Trump, who has often highlighted crimes by illegal immigrants in his push for tougher immigration laws, seized on the shooting in California. To reiterate his demands for a border wall, tweeting on Thursday, time to get though on border security. Build the wall. Even though multiple studies, including ones from conservative groups like the CATO Institute, have found that immigrants in the US, commit crimes at lower rates than native born Americans.
Officer Singh was one of just 13 cops with the Newman Police Department.